After having worked with swimming pool shoppers for over 10 years now, one of the biggest misconception I see people have as they are considering which type of swimming pool to choose has to do with price. So to put this argument to rest, I will now answer this important question:Is a fiberglass pool more expensive than a vinyl liner pool?The answer to this is a little tricky, but hopefully I'll explain myself clearly here. Typically, if someone is comparing a fiberglass mat suplliers pool to a liner pool, apples to apples, features with features, they will find that a fiberglass unit typically runs 5-10k more initially. I say initially because when someone is considering the cost of a pool, there are two different ways to arrive at the number.The first way is by solely looking at the initial cost of the project. The second, unlike the first method, takes the initial price but also adds the expenses of the pool over the course of its lifetime. For example, let's say you spend $25,000 initially for a vinyl-lined pool. Considering the liner will typically last 8 years on average (this number can be more or less depending on a variety of factors) before it has to be replaced, and the average cost of a liner replacement is usually between 3-5k, a pool owner could easily spend 8-12k on liner replacements alone during the first 20 years of the pool.This same principle is applicable to concrete pools that have to be replastered every 8-12 years, with the average cost for this service is well over 5k. This is one of the great beauties of a fiberglass pool. There are almost never large expenses down the road for a homeowner to worry about.